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Smallest dinosaur found ‘trapped in amber’

Image copyright Lida XING Scientists have discovered what they say is the smallest known dinosaur.The new species has been described by one team member as the “weirdest fossil” she has ever worked on. The specimen, from northern Myanmar, consists of a bird-like skull trapped in 99-million-year-old amber.Writing in the prestigious journal Nature, researchers report that…

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‘We are winning the generational debate’

Media player Media playback is unsupported on your device Video Though presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders did not pick up as many delegates as he had hoped in last night’s primaries, he vowed to fight on because his campaign resonates with younger voters. 11 Mar 20

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Up to 70% of Germany could contract virus

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chancellor Merkel addressed reporters alongside Health Minister Jens Spahn German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that up to 70% of the country’s population – some 58 million people – could contract the coronavirus.Mrs Merkel made the stark prediction at a news conference on Wednesday alongside Health Minister Jens Spahn.She said…

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Harry ‘duped by Russian pranksters phone call’

Image copyright AFP Two Russian pranksters claim they duped the Duke of Sussex into making comments about quitting the Royal Family.One of the pair, Alexey Stolyarov, told the BBC Prince Harry discussed various issues after they impersonated teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg and her father in two phone calls.In the calls, Prince Harry is said…

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New rules could spell end of ‘throwaway culture’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The rules will apply to a wide variety of products New rules could spell the death of a “throwaway” culture in which products are bought, used briefly, then binned.The regulations will apply to a range of everyday items such as mobile phones, textiles, electronics, batteries, construction and packaging.They will…

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Is this the beginning of the end for Sanders?

Image copyright Getty Images Call it Mini Super Tuesday, or Super Tuesday: The Sequel. No matter the name, a week after Joe Biden surged into the front-runner position, he consolidated his lead. The bottom line is the race now appears to be firmly in his control.Six states held primary contests for the Democratic nomination, with…

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Coachella music festival delayed amid virus fears

Image copyright Getty Images One of the world’s biggest music festivals has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.Coachella was set to take place next month in the California desert with Rage Against the Machine and Frank Ocean among the headliners.The event’s organiser Goldenvoice has now postponed it until October, at the request of local…

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SXSW, Ultra Music Festival will not offer refunds after coronavirus-prompted cancellations

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has prompted (and is continuing to prompt) numerous festivals, artists, and even films to postpone or call off their scheduled events over health concerns. Miami’s Ultra Music Festival and Austin’s SXSW have both called off their annual events for the first time ever, and to compound fans’ disappointment, it seems they…

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Corey Feldman apologizes for (My) Truth streaming problems, blames hackers

As Corey Feldman’s sexual abuse documentary (My) Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys continued to be plagued by streaming issues, the actor issued an apology Tuesday and maintained that he believes the technical difficulties are the work of hackers. In a statement sent to those who paid to stream the film, Feldman said, “First and…

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Troops sent to New York virus ‘containment zone’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Residents of New Rochelle have been taking precautions New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a one-mile (1.6km) coronavirus “containment zone” around a town north of New York City.New Rochelle has seen “probably the largest cluster” of US cases, he said.National Guard troops will be used to clean schools in…